Swim Tech Video: clenched fist drill

Swim for Tri

In his latest swim technique feature, Dan Bullock from (Swim for Tri) looks at a drill which involves removing capacity in one area to improve overall swim stroke.

Watch the video and give it a go next time you are at the pool!


When it comes to swimming, I feel the body is remarkably adaptable piece of machinery. If we encourage it into a position of reduced ability where it needs to compensate we then work harder to achieve previously similar levels of ability.

By improving a specific movement having removed or reduced another area that previously was adding propulsion we have seen tremendous improvements achieved.

Here we are reducing the hand from being a paddle to something less than half the size in order to deliberately force the body to adapt your stroke and become more efficient.